Please fill out a form for EACH ticket you will be purchasing.
– Draw tickets may be purchased by proxy for those not attending UP. The person who will be picking up for you on your behalf MUST BE attending the Conference and shipping will be their responsibility.
– The conversion will be on display at UP at Shearwater Weaving’s booth until it’s draw time.
– The winning ticket will be drawn at the start of Cindy Wolfe’s session Sunday at 11:30, by Julie Kubik of Shearwater.
If this is coffee, please bring me some tea!
If this is tea, please bring me some coffee!
Who has time for such nonsense?
Be sure to stop by the vendor hall following our opening session Saturday to enjoy some tea and coffee provided by Queen Hatter at MH Warped & Woven.
Even better as you sip on your coffee or tea, take a photograph, post it to Instagram and tag yourself with QueenHatter for the chance to win a FFS (free for shipping) wrap scrap creation from MH Warped & Woven.
(The image features a mother and her two daughters outdoors. The mother is sitting at a “tea table” while wearing one of her daughters in a purple and pink coloured wrap. The older daughter is standing at the table and pouring “tea” while wearing a fancy costume. Another predominately blue coloured wrap is draped over the other chair at the table).
Hello! My name is [namesign “T” on temple of head], [fingerspell] “TAMARA”. And this is Baby Kaia, she doesn’t have a namesign yet.
I am looking forward to going to the UP Babywearing Conference next month in Ottawa. Why? Of course, to meet other parents that have the same interests as I do – babywearing. Some of them I’ve chatted with or contacted online but have never met them in person before. We will finally meet in person. So, I’m excited about that.
Also, another reason why I’m excited about going to the conference is I love seeing beautiful babywearing products such as wraps, ring slings, carriers like this [points to TULA carrier). Really exciting!
Another reason which I feel is very important. There, we can exchange and share information, ideas, thoughts on how to improve the community in general, to be more accessible. Like me, for example, I’m Deaf. My frustration is with the vlogs and live videos on Facebook without subtitles or transcriptions provided, to read what is being said in the videos. I know we have been trying to share information and encourage everyone to provide more accessibility for people like me and others like people with low vision or DeafBlind people. Example, they need clear backgrounds like this wall [points to wall behind]. We often see videos that aren’t visually clear or backgrounds are not clear, the lighting is dark, etc. Try to make it more visually accessible. At the conference, there is one important presentation you guys should go and watch. I feel this is very important.
As for me, I’m too shy to get on a stage and give a presentation. So I hope to make an impact through socializing, help make people think about how to better provide visual accessibility to people like me. Plus, that important presentation there at the UP conference, hoping to influence change for the better. Hope you will go there, watch the presentation, and I’ll see you there! BYE!
Being a mother first… is indeed my greatest and most beautiful passion! 11 years ago, I quickly feel in love with baby wearing and adopted it as a healthy lifestyle. Carrying my children has filled me on all points. It was the best way to experience motherhood the way I felt it. I founded Boutique Planète Bébé 8 years ago to create a very special place for families with the aim of making babywearing fully accessible to all, sharing all the benefits of proximal nurturing, accompanying new parents, all in full respect of each and everyone’s values.
(Image features a large group shot of caregivers wearing infants/toddlers and older children. They are pictured indoors in a mall space and standing in front of a store front with signage for “Boutique Planète Bébé”).
Day and weekend pass holders to UP will each head home with a delegate bag.
While we’ve given you a peek at the beautiful tea towels from Firespiral Slings that will be in the first 150 tickets purchased bags – and the amazing Dahlia wrap totes going home with the first 50 to check in – we would like to acknowledge the other businesses whose materials you will find included in the bags: